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Secretary Chao Testifies About ATC Corporatization, EAS at Senate Hearing
Jul 13, 2017 05:30 PM (ET)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Wins AAAE Airport Innovation Award
Jul 13, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
Huntsville International Signs Agreement with Lyft
Jul 13, 2017 11:08 AM (ET)
Sea-Tac Tests Robot to Aid Passengers at Security Lanes
Jul 13, 2017 10:05 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
Jul 13, 2017 09:28 AM (ET)

DC Lawmakers to Texas: Don't Mess with Reagan National Airport
Houston Chronicle - Jul 13, 2017 01:43 PM (ET)
You can drain the swamp, but you can't always fly home on a non-stop flight.

Why Workers Went On Strike At Denver International Airport
CBS Denver - Jul 13, 2017 01:43 PM (ET)
About 150 workers at Denver International Airport are expected back at work Friday after a one-day strike.

What Airport Costs Say About Airlines' Margins, Competitiveness
Benzinga.com - Jul 13, 2017 01:41 PM (ET)
In a note released Wednesday, Bernstein analyzed the footprint costs of airlines' and what airport costs mean for the margin gap between carriers.

'Sully' Sullenberger Wants to Save the FAA
Yahoo News - Jul 13, 2017 11:44 AM (ET)
One of the things Congress must do in the next two months is pass legislation reauthorizing the existence of the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates air traffic in the United States and is operating under a law that expires Sept. 30. A bill that would privatize the air traffic control system has been introduced in the House; the Senate is considering a different version. Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who famously piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in the Hudson River in 2009, has some serious concerns about how these bills would affect the safety of aviation and access to air travel. He recently spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.

Southern Airlines Express, Cape Air Make Presentations
Herald-Whig (Quincy, Ill.) - Jul 13, 2017 11:15 AM (ET)
One airline showcased its strengths as a new kid on the block, while another tried to capitalize on its tradition as a long-standing local carrier.

Pierce Steps Down from Airport Board
Mt. Vernon (Ill.) Register-News - Jul 13, 2017 11:07 AM (ET)
The Mt. Vernon Airport Authority bid farewell Tuesday to long-time board member Joe Bob Pierce.

Yeager Airport Announces Appointment of New Police Chief
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail - Jul 13, 2017 11:06 AM (ET)
A veteran employee of the Charleston Police Department will soon take over as the chief of police at Yeager Airport.

Beijing's New Daxing Airport Will Have the World's Largest Airport Terminal
Condé Nast Traveler - Jul 13, 2017 11:05 AM (ET)
The terminal is also the first in the world to be designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

Plane's Wing Clips Another's Tail at Airport
Inquirer and Mirror (Nantucket, Mass.) - Jul 13, 2017 11:02 AM (ET)
There was a small collision on the ramp at Nantucket Memorial Airport Sunday when the wingtip on one plane hit the tail of another earlier this week, airport officials said.

Chicago Police to Lead Response to Airport Disturbances Moving Forward
Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) - Jul 13, 2017 11:00 AM (ET)
Police officers will take the lead in responding to disturbances at Chicago’s two airports and the word “police” will be removed from the uniforms of non-police security officers, the aviation department announced Wednesday, responding to an April incident in which security officers dragged a passenger from a packed United Airlines flight.

Want to Cut to Front of the SLC Airport Security Line? Fork Over Cash, Undergo Fingerprinting and Re
Salt Lake Tribune - Jul 13, 2017 10:59 AM (ET)
Travelers at Salt Lake City International Airport may now sign up for a service that allows them to skip to the front of security lines literally with the blink of an eye or the touch of a finger at biometrics readers.

NAACP Continues Allegations of Bias Against Southwest Airlines at St. Louis Airport
Fox 2 (St. Louis) - Jul 13, 2017 10:04 AM (ET)
NAACP allegations concerning Southwest Airlines at St. Louis Lambert Airport are piling up. In late June, the organization first came out with charges of discrimination, now they say they’ve uncovered more problems that could impact passengers’ safety. Adolphus Pruitt II is the president of the NAACP in St. Louis. He said, “Southwest needs to clean up the St. Louis station.”

Largest-Ever Coalition of GA Groups Tells Congress 'No' to ATC Privatization
General Aviation News - Jul 13, 2017 09:57 AM (ET)
More than 100 general aviation organizations have united in opposition to H.R. 2997, legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that seeks to privatize the nation’s ATC system.

Delays at Auckland Airport Frustrate Passengers
New Zealand Herald - Jul 13, 2017 09:56 AM (ET)
Frustrated passengers are stuck at Auckland Airport as the wintry blast appears to be disrupting flights.

Federal Officials Investigating Near Collision At San Francisco Airport
NPR - Jul 13, 2017 09:55 AM (ET)
Federal investigators are looking into an incident at San Francisco's airport when two planes came within a couple hundred feet of hitting each other.

Tourist Killed by Jet Blast at Notorious Caribbean Airport
Telegraph (U.K.) - Jul 13, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
A tourist has died at one of the world’s most dangerous airports.

Airport Creates Space for Breastfeeding Moms
Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star - Jul 13, 2017 09:53 AM (ET)
The Lincoln Airport on Wednesday announced it has opened a Mother’s Room for mothers who need to breastfeed or express milk while traveling. The room is on the second floor of the terminal, created within the Flyer’s Club lounge.

EgyptAir Clears US PED Hurdle, But Ban Remains on London Flights
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:41 AM (ET)
EgyptAir is the latest Middle East airline to allow passengers to bring personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than mobile phones into the cabin on US-bound flights.

Berlin Brandenburg Agrees to Terminal T1-E 'Lite' Project
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
The Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) supervisory board has agreed to the construction of a so-called Terminal T1-E’lite,’ which is designed to handle up to 6 million passengers and cost around €100 million ($114 million). It is expected to open in the first half of 2020.

Airberlin to Expand Dusseldorf Services
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:40 AM (ET)
Oneworld member airberlin plans to expand services at Dusseldorf by stationing 12 instead of 11 long-haul aircraft at the airport this winter, which will be used to provide additional flights to the US.

Airbus A350-1000 Completes Hot Weather Testing
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:39 AM (ET)
The Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, has completed hot weather tests at Al Ain International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

AerCap Doubles Number of 2Q Lease Agreements
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
Dublin-based lessor AerCap Holdings signed lease agreements for 65 aircraft in the 2017 second quarter, more than doubling the 27 leases the company secured in 2Q 2016. AerCap’s signed leases during the quarter covered 18 widebody and 47 narrowbody aircraft, the company said July 12.

Boeing to Expand Gatwick Training Center
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:38 AM (ET)
US manufacturer Boeing is to add four full-flight simulators to its training center near London Gatwick Airport, turning it into the company’s largest training facility outside the US.

Mesa Airlines Pilots Ratify Labor Agreement
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:37 AM (ET)
Mesa Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), ratified a new four-year agreement with management. Of the 761 pilots who voted, 58% cast ballots in favor of the agreement, according to ALPA.

Russia's VIM Airlines Triples Cargo Volume in 1H
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
Russia’s VIM Airlines carried 7,816 tonnes of cargo and 487 tonnes of post in the 2017 first half, tripled from the year-ago period, the airline said July 12.

AIA Names New VP-Civil Aviation
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:35 AM (ET)
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) named David Silver as VP-civil aviation. Silver will lead the civil aviation division and spearhead AIA’s efforts to spur investment in America’s civil aviation infrastructure, incorporate unmanned systems in the national airspace and streamline certification processes at FAA.

Delta TechOps Wins $750 Million MRO Contract
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:32 AM (ET)
Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and MRO provider Delta TechOps has entered into a new 12-year agreement, valued at $750 million.

American to End Etihad & Qatar Codeshares Over Subsidy Row
Air Transport World - Jul 13, 2017 09:31 AM (ET)
American Airlines is ending its codeshare relationships with Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways as a protest against what it alleges to be government subsidies of the major Gulf carriers.

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